Sofa shopping can really be a challenge: it’s too big, too small, not the right fabric, it’s just not flexible enough, or you just don’t know what you’re supposed to be looking out for. But then local design legend, Weylandts, came up with the Easy Living Modular Sofa that combines extreme quality and comfort with the ultimate flexibility. It’s one of those designs that you look at thinking: “Why are not all sofas designed like this?” It’s not often that I get excited about seating, but when I started to explore all the possibilities of these modular sofa units, I couldn’t help myself.
All 5 of the modular units in the range boast feather-filled cushions, 100% linen slip-covers in grey or white and gorgeous teeth-stitched detailing.
Putting together the different configurations is a bit like building a puzzle with multiple options. Determine how many bums on seats you need, pick your modules and start playing with your furniture!
Here are our top tips on what to consider when buying a sofa:
A sofa has to be heavy. If you can pick it up with one hand, that means that the frame has been made with lightweight materials which will not be durable in the long run. A heavy sofa means that the frame has been constructed using durable hardwoods. Even modular sofa units have to feel heavy when you try to lift them. If you can comfortably pick it up, it’s probably not a great frame.
Any retailer should offer you a warranty on their product. Read their terms and conditions, but it will usually comprise 2 years and exclude reasonable wear & tear if the product was used in an appropriate environment. So, don’t buy domestic furniture and use it in a retail or commercial environment.
There are so many upholstery options out there that it can be difficult to know where to start. Natural fibers like linen, wool, bamboo or hemp are always a great option for their luxurious look and feel. To protect your upholstery, you can choose to have a professional application of a stain repellant coating. This kind of microscopic film on your furniture will ensure that it stays clean and looking like new. Leather is another great option that comes in a variety of colours and finishes to suit your home. If you take care of your leather furniture properly, it is sure to last you a lifetime.
Most sofas are made with foam on the seat and feather, foam or a combination of the 2 for the back cushions. Unless it’s an allergy issue, always go for feather. You can puff up feather cushions again and again where foam tends to compact after prolonged use and then have to be replaced. Feather is also incredibly comfortable.
Our Favourite Picks
Weylandts offers a fantastic selection of sofas to suit your home. Click here to have a look! Or have a look below at my favourite accessories from their range.
1… colourblock scatter camel | 2… potted beacarnea | 3… ica vase – medium | 4… handwoven throw natural blue | 5… bone inlay stool | 6… vedic leaf vase | 7… basket patterned wire | 8… 100% cotton duvet set | 9… blue lily study scatter
Now, go and #playwithyourfurniture!
This post is sponsored by Weylandts.